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Corporate Author Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, creator.

Uniform Title Surviving a tsunami (Online)
Title Surviving a tsunami : lessons from Chile, Hawaii, and Japan : eyewitness accounts of the Pacific Ocean tsunami associated with the giant Chilean earthquakes in 1960 and 2010.

Publication Info. Paris : United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture, 2014.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  C 55.102:T 78/15    ---  Available
Edition 2014 edition.
Description 1 online resource (21 pages) : illustrations (some colour), colour maps
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note IOC Brochure 2014-2 Rev. (English).
"The booklet was updated to include the survivor experiences from the magnitude 8.8 earthquake and tsunami that struck Chile in 2010"--Page 4 of cover.
"This booklet was translated back into English in 2014 by the International Tsunami Information Center--Page [2] of cover.
"Original edition compiled by Brian F. Atwater, Marco Cisternas V., Joanne Bourgeois, Walter C. Dudley, James W. Hendley II and Peter H. Stauffer. Additions to the original made in 2010 by Marco Cisternas V., Mabel Keller and Giovana Santillán. Additions to the original made in 2012 by Laura Kong and Nicolás Arcos."--Page 1.
"Original new content, compiled by the International Tsunami Information Center ... is summarized on page 2. The new content, not include in USGS Circular 1218, is found on pages 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13 and 19"--Page 2 of cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary This book contains true stories that illustrate how to survive--and how not to survive--a tsunami. It is meant for people who live, work, or play along coasts that tsunamis may strike. Such coasts surround most of the Pacific Ocean but also include some coastal areas of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans and Mediterranean seas. Although many people used to call tsunamis "tidal waves," they are not related to tides but are rather a series of waves, or "wave trains," usually caused by changes in the level of the sea floor during earthquakes. Tsunamis have also been caused by the eruption of coastal and island volcanoes, submarine landslides, and oceanic impacts of large meteorites. During the 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami that killed 227,000, tsunamis reached heights 50.6 meters (166 feet) above sea level in Sumatra, Indonesia. In the 2011 Japan Tsunami that killed 17,000, waves reached 38.9 meters (127.6 feet) above sea level and flooded kilometers inland. The stories in this book were selected from interviews with people who survived a Pacific Ocean tsunami in 1960 as well as the 2010 Chilean earthquake and tsunami. Many of these people contended with the waves near their source, along the coast of Chile. Others faced the tsunami many hours later in Hawaii and Japan. Most of the original interviews in Circular 1218 were done decades later in the 1980s and 1990s. The new accounts included in this publication (p. 7 and 8) were compiled between 2009 and 2010 (p. 3, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 19). Also new to this edition is information regarding earthquake sources that can generate tsunamis in Central America and South America, including the Caribbean (p. 4). The stories provide a mixed bag of lessons about tsunami survival. Some illustrate actions that reliably saved lives--heeding natural warnings, abandoning belongings, and going promptly to high ground and staying there until the tsunami is really over. Others describe taking refuge in buildings or trees or floating on debris--tactics that had mixed results and can be recommended only as desperate actions for people trapped on low ground.
Funding Printed with financing from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Tsunami Program.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed May 30, 2017).
Subject Tsunamis -- Chile.
Tsunamis -- Hawaii.
Tsunamis -- Japan.
Earthquakes -- Chile.
Tsunamis -- Anecdotes.
Earthquakes. (OCoLC)fst00900899
Tsunamis. (OCoLC)fst01158379
Chile. (OCoLC)fst01205362
Hawaii. (OCoLC)fst01208724
Japan. (OCoLC)fst01204082
Genre/Form Online resources.
Anecdotes. (OCoLC)fst01423876
Added Author Atwater, Brian F., contributor.
V., Marco Cisternas, contributor.
Bourgeois, Joanne, contributor.
Dudley, Walter C., 1945- contributor.
Hendley, James W., contributor.
Stauffer, Peter H., contributor.
Keller, Mabel, contributor.
Santillán, Giovana, contributor.
Kong, Laura S. L. (Laura Sau Lin), contributor.
Arcos, Nicolás, contributor.
International Tsunami Information Center, sponsor, translator.
Tsunami Program (U.S.)
Added Title Eyewitness accounts of the Pacific Ocean tsunami associated with the giant Chilean earthquakes in 1960 and 2010
Other Form: Print version: Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission. Surviving a tsunami (OCoLC)908226635
Gpo Item No. 0275 (online)
Sudoc No. C 55.102:T 78/15

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